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Serious two vehicle accident Friday afternoon

This news story was published on January 13, 2012.
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At approximately 11:50 a.m. Friday, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Officers, the Clear Lake Fire Department and two Mason City ambulances were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on CORRECTION: 250th Street and Lark Avenue, just outside Mason City city limits.

A car was northbound on Lark Avenue when it was struck by a Absolute Waste Removal garbage truck traveling east.

“He just didn’t see it,” said Larry Portis, who was at the scene, “It’s hard to see around these corners.”

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The couple that were in the car were taken by ambulance to Mason City Mercy Hospital.  The passenger who was taken first and the female driver were rescued by the Clear Lake Fire Department.  Their airbags were deployed and they were wearing seatbelts.

It was reported that the female did complain about some pain on her lower neck, wrist and knees.

The passenger in the Absolute Waste Removal truck said, “I talked to them both, they seemed okay, just shaken up.”

The driver of the Absolute Waste Removal truck received a ticket.

Miller Towing and Dick’s Place Towing were called to get the vehicles.

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5 Responses to Serious two vehicle accident Friday afternoon

  1. gossamer Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hey shutta …..half of the employees at Absolute are ex-Waste Management employees so it coulda been one of them when they worked foe Wasted Management!!!!

  2. Shutta Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Waste Management hit my car & denied doing it, wouldn’t pay for anything. Now as a business owner I go with Absolute. Screw Waste Management.

  3. Questioner Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

    “Slowdown”…sounds like you might work for the “other guy”. I see just as many GREEN garbage trucks hauling **s as the blue trucks.

  4. Slow Down Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Absolute provides garbage pick-up in my town – and they drive like maniacs – in too much of a hurry.

    Don’t know if that had anything to do with it, but I have definitely noticed they are less careful than Waste Management was when they were providing the service.

  5. Wow Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I drive down Lark every morning. Even though the traffic coming from east/west have a stop sign I still yield. That intersection is VERY dangerous because of the bushes that are on each side of that road. The property owners on each side should have to trim those bushes even though there is a stop sign facing east/west but not everyone thinks they need to stop there. I’ve been wondering how long it will take before someone gets hurt. Next time someone might get killed.